Chemistry Laboratory Technician – Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit - two posts
The School of Archaeology, Research Laboratory for Archaeology, Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY
Grade 4: £22,017 - £25,482 p.a.
We are seeking to appoint two Chemistry Laboratory Technicians with chemistry or biochemistry experience to join the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit. The primary duties will be the extraction of organic components from archaeological and geological samples for radiocarbon dating. This requires the ability to work both methodically and accurately. Applicants should also possess good communication skills and the ability to work co-operatively with others.
Experience with chemical or biochemical methods is essential, as well as basic computer skills and a relevant secondary education and technical qualification. Familiarity with mass spectrometry and chromatography would be an asset. An interest in archaeology or environmental science would also be welcomed.
There are two positions, both full-time, one is fixed term for 3 years and the other is fixed term for 1 year. The 3 year post is due to an anticipated increase in demand due to a renewed contract to host the NERC radiocarbon facility. The post that is a fixed term for 12 months is to provide the lab with additional support for our current high work-load as we transition to operating a new accelerator mass spectrometer.
Please clearly specify when applying, which position (or both) you are applying for. We would hope to appoint both of the successful candidates as soon as possible.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 23 May 2019, with interviews for shortlisted candidates to be held as soon as possible thereafter.
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